The Lace Turban
This is a finely painted copy of an original miniature painted in 1765 by John Smart. It is particularly attractive for the lady’s costume detail: a fur-trimmed lemon surcoat over a blue décolleté dress, the neckline edged with pearls with a pink rose on the corsage together with a beautiful white lace turban decorated with blue ribbon.
The portrait is housed in a gilt metal frame with a beaded border, the reverse with a brooch clasp making this a very wearable piece of Georgian art.
Item Ref. 3832
Size: framed, 41 x 37mm
Provenance: Bonhams, June 2002